Scenario: Fragile Fellow (name changed to protect the innocent) is in the outfield. Fly ball. Team is losing 9-1. Mercy rule goes into effect at 10 runs. FF catches the ball but experiences a sharp pain in his left middle finger. But success! Player was out and Team Shabooms went on to only lose 9-4.
Today: FF broke his finger. He has mallet finger if you want all the gory details. That little chunk of bone in the pic above - that should be attached. Hence FF must wear a brace on his LEFT middle finger (THANK GOODNESS it wasn't his ring finger) for the next eight weeks. During a certain upcoming wedding. Whilst scuba diving on an amazing honeymoon. Can't trust that boy with anything. He also cut his finger the other night trying to open a bottle of wine. Needless to say, I hung the new curtain rod over the weekend.
Stud FF is forbidden from using power tools. And knives. And corkscrews. And from playing kickball.